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Regional Workshop on countering terrorism

Jun 8, 2010 11:08:43 AM - itnnews.lk

Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa has said that the relevant authorities should be aware of modern investigative strategies for the efficient control of terrorism. He was speaking at the inauguration of a regional workshop for Police Officers and prosecutors in South Asia on effectively countering terrorism.

The Defence Secretary said uncovering all the individuals involved in the operations has proven extremely challenging for investigators. This modus operandi is increasingly being used by terrorist groups all over the world. This is why Police Officers need to be well trained and well versed in the latest investigative techniques if they are to be successful. Interrogating officers have to question suspects skillfully and obtain as much information they can. They must be familiar with the latest hi-tech investigative tools and methods. They should use these tools to gather enough evidence and corroborative evidence to build effective cases.

The workshop is jointly hosted by the Government and the UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. It is organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and the Centre on Global Counter Terrorism Corporation, with the support of the Governments of Australia and Canada. Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena, Canadian High Commissioner Fred Jacques and Australia’s High Commissioner Kathy Klugman also addressed the inaugural session of the workshop which will continue until Thursday.